Religious Education at Key Stage 3
Students have two lessons of Religious Education per fortnight in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9.
The Religious Education Curriculum at Key Stage 3 is taught through the following programmes of study:
- The Island (Introduction to Religious Education)
- Who is Jesus, and why is he important?
- What is the power of Stories?
- Why Worship?
- Sacred Places and Spaces
- What can we learn from Sikhism?
- Why should we fight injustice?
- What is the power of Festivals?
- What can we learn from Hinduism?
- Why have landmarks in life?
- What can we learn from Buddhism?
- Why are Human Rights Important?
- What can we learn from the Abrahamic Faiths?
Begin the Full Course GCSE Specification (Spring half term onwards):
- GCSE Unit – Religion : Peace and Conflict
- GCSE Unit – Religion and Community Cohesion.
Religious Education at Key Stage 4
Students follow the Edexcel Full Course specification. Examinations include:
- Religion and Life Examination paper (50%)
- Religion and Society Examination paper (50%)
*One paper individually comprises Half Course GCSE Religious Education.
Topics of study include:
- Religion: Rights and Responsibilities
- Marriage and the Family
- Religion: Crime and Punishment
- Religion: Environmental and medical issues
- Matters of life and death
- Believing in God.
- (Revision of the two topics covered in Year 9)
*The specification includes Christian and Muslim perspectives.